This Year's Highlights

Making a trip to Berlin is always worthwhile. And oftentimes, the trip can be especially rewarding –on New Year’s Eve, for example, when hundreds of thousands of visitors welcome the new year at the Brandenburg Gate. And February, too, is especially notable, as this is when famous movie stars make their way down the red carpet for the international film festival Berlinale. And the Easter holidays traditionally see famous opera soloists coming to Berlin for the Festive Days of the Staatsoper. Please find these and other highlights from Berlin’s event calendar in the list below and as a printable version.

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On the very spot where the wall once divided Germany, HINTERM HORIZONT, featuring the great hits of Udo Lindenberg, unites fact and fiction in a moving story about...

Stage Theater am Potsdamer Platz
01/01/2016 - 12/31/2016
Exhibition

Reflections and mirror images, doubles and twins, symmetry, reversals and unified opposites, synchrony and palindrome, virtual reality and voyeurism, the infinite and...

Charité, Campus Mitte / Medizinhistorisches Museum
11/12/2015 - 04/03/2016
Exhibition

Permanent exhibition about the two summer weeks in 1995, when Christo & Jeanne Claude wrapped the German Reichstag completely into silver fabric.
At...

Reichstag
11/25/2015 - 12/31/2016
Exhibition
Märkisches Museum
12/04/2015 - 03/28/2016

Berlin's Naturkundemuseum (Museum of Natural History) is known as the home of the world's largest assembled...

Museum für Naturkunde
12/17/2015 - 12/12/2018
Exhibition

Spectacular dinosaur find! TRISTAN OTTO, one of the world’s best preserved specimens of Tyrannosaurus rex, is moving to Berlin in December 2015 when...

Museum für Naturkunde
12/17/2015 - 12/12/2018
Exhibition

The Boros Collection is a private collection of contemporary art.
It contains groups of works by international artists dating from 1990 to the present....

Bunker Reinhardstraße
02/04/2016 - 05/29/2016
Exhibition

War er wirklich größer als T. rex? Finden Sie es heraus! Mit der Wanderausstellung "Spinosaurus" bringt das Museum für Naturkunde das weltweit erste Skelettmodell des...

Museum für Naturkunde
02/08/2016 - 06/12/2016
Festival & set of events

February in Berlin is all about film: international stars on the red carpet, enthusiastic fans from around the world – and, above all, some great films. Around 400...

Berlinale Palast u.a.
02/11/2016 - 02/21/2016
Sports

World class athletes come to the big competition to Berlin in a covered hall. Overall, the athletes compete in nine running, throwing and jumping events.

Mercedes-Benz Arena Berlin
02/13/2016 - 5pm
Exhibition

Photographs by Gavin Evans

Berlin based photographer Gavin Evans is renowned for his uncompromising take on portraiture. A roll call of...

The Institute
02/20/2016 - 03/30/2016
Sports

Four fight in speed skating of men and ladies. The all-round World Cup is organized by the German Speed ​​Skating Association (DESG) and takes place in...

Sportforum Berlin-Hohenschönhausen(Große Sporthalle)
03/05/2016 - 03/06/2016
Trade fair & congress

ITB Berlin, short for International Tourismusbörse Berlin, is the world's largest travel trade show. Each year, over 10,000 exhibitors present dream destinations...

Berlin ExpoCenter City (Messegelände Berlin)
03/09/2016 - 03/13/2016
Festival & set of events

International music festival for contemporary music; feat.
numerous Berlin premières and worls premières

Haus der Berliner Festspiele u.a.
03/11/2016 - 03/20/2016
Festival & set of events

Berlin Alternative Fashion Week is a platform showcasing the rise of alternative concepts in fashion. With a programme of shows and marketplaces, it aims to promote...

Postbahnhof (am Ostbahnhof)
03/16/2016 - 03/19/2016
Festival & set of events

The FESTTAGE festival was launched by Daniel Barenboim twenty years ago, and every Easter it has attracted large audiences to the Staatsoper and the Philharmonie —...

Philharmonie und Staatsoper
03/18/2016 - 03/28/2016
Sports

Die deutsche Fußball-Nationalmannschaft trifft im Vorfeld der Europameisterschaft 2016 in Berlin am 26. März 2016 auf das Team von England.

Olympiastadion Berlin
03/26/2016

Multimedia Show

The show introduces visitors on a fantastic historical journey from the Empire via the Roaring Twenties, Nazism, the Cold War...

The Gate
04/01/2016 - 12/31/2017
Sports

The Berlin Half Marathon is one of the classic running events held each year in the German capital.

Start: Karl-Marx-Allee
04/03/2016
Sports

The Berlin Half Marathon, the largest of its kind in Germany, is also the traditional season opener for recreational and professional skaters.

Start: Karl-Marx-Allee
04/03/2016
Sports

The maximumendowed Golf ProAm series in Germany.

Golf- und Country Club Seddiner See
04/28/2016 - 05/01/2016
Festival & set of events

47 participating galleries open their exhibitions on this art weekend. Contemporary positions of established artists, as well as promising newcomers will be presented...

Diverse Veranstaltungsorte/ miscellaneous venues in Berlin
04/29/2016 - 05/01/2016
Festival & set of events

Jazz is as present and innovative as never before. At the same time Berlin is more than ever the melting pot of European music: Electronic, Classical, Indie and of...

Verschiedene Orte
05/05/2016 - 05/08/2016
Sports

2016 we will have exciting competitions at the European Rowing Championships in Brandenburg/ Havel.
Europe's top athletes will compete for the popular medals....

Regattastrecke Beetzsee
05/06/2016 - 05/08/2016
Festival & set of events

The Berliner Theatertreffen is one of the most renowned theatre festivals in the German-speaking countries. Since 1964, ten productions of the current theatre season...

Haus der Berliner Festspiele u.a.
05/06/2016 - 05/22/2016
Sports

Basketball elite is going to play in Berlin in 2016

Mercedes-Benz Arena Berlin
05/12/2016 - 05/15/2016
Fair, procession & parade

Since 1966, the Carnival of Cultures has been celebrated every year on Pentecost weekend in Kreuzberg, Berlin: opulent costumes, powerful makeup, imaginative masks,...

Blücherplatz
05/13/2016 - 05/16/2016
Sports

The path of the 25-km race BIG 25 is like a sightseeing tour. Parallel starts the first Freedom Marathon for aid to refugees.

Olympiastadion Berlin
05/15/2016 - 10a.m.
Sports

Every year, the battle cry “Berlin, Berlin, we’re going to Berlin!” can be heard around the country. Locals immediately know that the Cup Finale is happening again in...

Olympiastadion Berlin
05/21/2016 - 8pm
Sports

Die erste weltweite Rennserie mit Elektromotoren fand im Frühjahr 2015 in Berlin auf dem Vorfeld des ehemaligen Flughafens Berlin-Tempelhof statt. Die Runde 8 ist...

05/21/2016
Kino International – © Yorck Kinogruppe

Five minutes’ walking distance from Alexanderplatz. Huge hand-painted film posters hang on the sandstone façade of the postmodern building from the 60’s. Though its architecture is striking from the outside, the building’s most impressive features are found inside. With its magnificent chandeliers, retro eastern European style, red armchairs and huge glass front, the cinema’s foyer is a highlight in itself. Be it premieres or gay parties, this cinema hosts all sorts of events where glamorous VIPs mix with students, film lovers and party people.